The WSS Encourages Education
To Be

Broader Minded.

What is the role of music in educating our nation’s students? Today’s educational culture places a high value on quantifying academic achievement. Gauging student progress and learning is clearly important, but the true mission of education lies in shaping the students behind the scores, and “bubble tests” can only measure so much.

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The WSS Instrument Petting Zoo!

A child plays a violin during Discovery Concert lobby activities

The Winston-Salem Symphony’s new and exciting Instrument Petting Zoo travels to area classrooms, community events and WS Symphony performances to give both children and adults the opportunity to see and hear the different instruments of the orchestra – up close and personal!

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Welcome to the WS Symphony Youth Orchestras Program!

The WSSYO is currently comprised of three full orchestras for aspiring musicians in the first through twelfth grades: the Premiere Strings, a strings only orchestra for young musicians who are new to the experience of playing in an ensemble with a conductor, the Youth Philharmonic for intermediate level students and the Youth Symphony for more advanced students.

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WSS Youth Orchestras:
Performances 2016-2017

WS Youth Symphony performance 5-16-11

The three entities of the Youth Orchestras Program perform several times each year in different venues throughout Winston-Salem. Student performers and audience members alike experience exciting full-orchestra repertoire and occasional concerto performances by young soloists.

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Youth Orchestra Auditions

WS Youth Symphony performance 5-16-11

Join us! Auditions are held annually in the late Spring for our three performing ensembles: the Youth Symphony, the Youth Philharmonic, and the Premiere Strings.

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WSSYO Conductors

Jessica Morel

Jessica Morel, Margaret Rehder, and Fabrice Dharamraj lead our talented students in rehearsals and concerts each year. Each conductor brings a wealth of experience in musicianship and education, guiding their respective orchestras to their full potential performance after performance.

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History of the WSSYO

WSS Youth Symphony violinists

In 2007 the Youth Orchestras became an official part of the Winston-Salem Symphony Association with added resources of the WSS Music Director Robert Moody and Executive Director Merritt Vale. The Winston-Salem Symphony, the University of North Carolina School of the Arts (UNCSA), and Wake Forest University continue to offer invaluable resources and sponsorship of the Winston-Salem Symphony Youth Orchestras program. Parent volunteers contribute many hours to help the orchestras function.

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Contact Us

Map of Symphony Offices at 201 N. Broad St, Winston-Salem

Winston-Salem Symphony Youth Orchestras
201 N. Broad St., Ste. 200
Winston-Salem, NC 27101
Phone: (336) 725.1035
Fax: (336) 725.3924

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Coming Soon:
Doc Severinsen

Doc Severinsen

Saturday, October 29, 2016 at 7:30 pm
Doc Severinsen, trumpet
Robert Moody, conductor

HEEERE’s DOC! Enjoy the swinging sounds of big band jazz as special guest Doc Severinsen joins Robert Moody and the Winston-Salem Symphony. Bandleader of The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson for over 30 years, Doc will bring his trumpet, style, and air to Reynolds Auditorium for a night of incredible music!

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This project was supported by the N.C. Arts Council, a division of the Department of Natural & Cultural Resources.

The Winston-Salem Symphony receives operational funding from The Arts Council of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County

Educational initiatives made possible with funding by Wells Fargo, The Arts Council of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County and The Winston-Salem and Forsyth County Schools.